In September/October, the school year starts out with lovely weather. The summer transitions into fall with changing leaves, and there is still time to sit on the green before the winter hits. In November/December, Skidmore starts to get its first sprinkling of snow. Before students leave for break, there is usually one big snowfall, but it's pretty and welcomed because everyone is excited for the holidays, and it makes the campus look festive and bright. It starts to get quite cold, so bring your winter jacket back over Thanksgiving break.
Since students are out of school for most of January, they can suffer the winter at home, unless they live somewhere warm, which means that they're in for a cold shock when they get back to school. Once back at Skidmore, students often note that it has snowed a lot over break. You'll also note that the snow will not melt until April. It sort of just becomes part of your everyday routine. You learn to dress warmly, wear boots if necessary, and appreciate the sunnier, slightly warmer days. Honestly, the weather makes it easier to study. By March, students start to get really sick of the snow, though. The weather will tease students with occasional warm days in March, and by April, the snow actually begins to melt. By the end of April, 60 F means that it's practically summer. In May, when the school year is winding down, the weather gets quite beautiful. The snow is all melted, and it's incredibly difficult to study when the green is tempting you to sit on it. It's missed you since September.